University of California campuses enjoy high rankings in two international rankings of top colleges and universities, both released today (Aug. 15).
Eight UC campuses placed among the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UC Berkeley was ranked ninth, followed by UCLA, 13th; UC Santa Barbara, 35th; UC San Diego, 38th; UC Davis, 44th; UC Irvine, 96th; UC Santa Cruz, 122nd; and UC Riverside, 154th.
The 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities, issued by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, placed Berkeley in third place. UCLA was ranked 12th; San Diego, 14th; San Francisco, 18th; Santa Barbara, 35th; Irvine, 45th; and Davis, 47th. Riverside and Santa Cruz placed in the 101-150 category.
THE's World University Rankings, launched in 2004, judge world class universities across all of their core missions — teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Universities are excluded from the rankings if they do not teach undergraduates; if they teach only a single narrow subject; or if their research output amounted to fewer than 1,000 articles between 2006 and 2010 (200 a year).
ARWU adopts six indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in various citation indices, and per capita performance.